The installation process usually consists of re-sizing the original OS mirrored disk set virtual disks as one 32GB virtual disk and the remaining space as a secondary space to utilize as a utility datastore later for vSphere.
So, what's the reason for the this error? Well, the RAID controller didn't and wasn't told to zero out the disks during the changes to the virtual disks. The end result is the original partition table that was saved on the 278GB virtual disk is visible on the new 32GB virtual disk.
To fix this, we need to either create a new partition table or zero out the partition table data.
Two easy ways, is use dd or GParted on a linux distro live boot disk - Lubuntu is my first go-to.
With dd (to zero out the partition table data):
- Open a terminal window
- Run the command: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
- Note: you may need to run as sudo or elevate to su
- Open GParted
- Click Device, and select Create Partition Table...
- Click Apply